Confused about Sub keys.

Charly Avital shavital at
Tue Jun 10 20:17:56 CEST 2008

Chris De Young wrote the following on 6/10/08 1:41 PM:
>> it must be defined at the moment of creating the key. And that is the
>> reason to use "key pairs", because a singe key can't do both functions.
> "Key pair" in most contexts actually refers to the set of
> public key + private key, not to key + subkey(s) -- at least that seems to be 
> the common usage from what I've seen.
> Cheers,
> -C


Precisely, that's how it is defined and explained in PGP and OpenPGP
related documentation sites.


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